Nesting of the Eagles
The Adventure of the build of 4 of
Leonard Milholland's Eagle designs.
Leonard Milholland now in his 80's has the spunk and
energy, to combine good ideas and concepts, to design some very fun,
and popular designs. Our Family's first trip to Oshkosh started
very disappointing, having 2 kids chomping at the bit to build
something. . . Anything! Design after Design I had to relate how
the cost they would need, was far beyond my personal worth! One
ultralight kit design, I considered for them, even with the engine,
"thrown in free" was still $25,000! You can buy a Cessna 140, AND
pay for instruction to get your full license!
Feeling almost defeated, we happened across a silver
winged design, in
the Ultralight section way to the south of Wittman field. With
hesitation, we asked the proud parent of this plane, Many
questions. Obvious likes were the 1/2 VW four cycle engine,
spruce wing, and good ole 4130 steel welded fuselage! most
importantly. . . . he invested nearly 1/8th that of our nearest
This site is to chronicle in word and image, the growth of these
airplanes in our household. An XL for each of my 2 kids, with an
additional one for a friend, who was quickly reeled in along with
us. For me, the Double Eagle to allow me to give them a good
checkout in something that will fly much like the XL's that they soon
fly the coop in on their own.
Our goal. To take the 4 airplanes on a trip together to
Oshkosh! Lets begin.
3 XL's that are being built by
my 2 boys, and a friend, Curtis H.
The Double Eagle for myself.
Click here for
pictures and description of the DE build
This will allow the kids to fly the single seat XL's without a license,
and I'll be able to check out the others in the DE that will have
similar characteristics to make them comfy when first flying their
birds. Ultimate goal. Oshkosh!! It will be a slow
process, but we hope to fly them all there ASAP!